malaya

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Asturian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈlaʝa/, [maˈla.ʝa]

Etymology 1[edit]

From mal +‎ haya. Similar formation to Spanish mal haya and Portuguese mal haja.

Interjection[edit]

malaya

  1. darn (used to express annoyance or unpleasant surprise)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

malaya

  1. feminine singular of malayu

References[edit]

  • Academia de la Llingua Asturiana, Gramática de la llingua asturiana, 3rd edition (2001)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

malaya

  1. feminine singular of malayo

Noun[edit]

malaya f (plural malayas)

  1. female equivalent of malayo

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Persian بلایه(balāya, harlot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

malaya (n class, plural malaya)

  1. prostitute, whore
    Synonyms: kiberenge, kahaba, kibiritingoma, mwanamkendege

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ma- +‎ laya.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧la‧ya
  • IPA(key): /maˈlajaʔ/, [mɐˈlajɐʔ]

Adjective[edit]

malayà

  1. independent (from a foreign power)
    Ang Pilipinas ay malaya mula sa banyagang kolonisasyon.
    The Philippines is free from foreign colonization.
  2. free (to choose)
    Malaya tayong bumoto ng kung sinong pinaniniwalaan nating ikabubuti ng bansa.
    We are free to vote for whom we believe will be beneficial for our country.
  3. loose; free (to move)
    Malayang nagtakbuhan sina Inggo sa pagpapatintero nila.
    Inggo and the others freely ran about as they played patintero.
  4. freed from prison; not confined in prison
    Malaya ka na.
    You're free to go.

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